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Old July 16, 2012, 08:54 PM   #4
lee n. field
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My understanding is that you should trim a case after it is resized, since it will lengthen during that process.
Don't bother with handgun cartridge cases.

Also, how should I set the crimp? Should I just set the die to seat on a factory loaded round? I don't even see that a factory round is crimped. Is the crimp that slight?
A .45 auto has a taper crimp. You probably won't be able to see it.

Adjust the seating/crimping die per the manufacturer's directions, or use a separate crimping die (also adjusted per the manufacturer).
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